3-Step Recipe: Roasted Vegetable & Quinoa Salad with Creamy Walnut Dressing

Time to get a kick start on that New Year's resolution! Forget the boring salad routine - roasted vegetables, quinoa and creamy dressing take this salad to another level that'll leave you satisfied and guilt-free. 

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Salad:

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 6 small carrots, halved lengthwise
  • 2 portobello mushrooms, cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips
  • 2 yellow bell peppers, quartered and seeded
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick rings
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 package (5 ounces) organic spring mix
  • 1/4 cup NatureBox Cranberry Medley

For the Creamy Walnut Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare quinoa on stovetop according to package directions.

2. Meanwhile, lightly spray 2 rimmed baking pans with cooking spray. Divide carrots, mushrooms, bell peppers and onion between pans. Lightly spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Transfer to oven and roast 12 to 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender and lightly browned.

3. Make the Creamy Walnut Dressing: In food processor fitted with knife blade attachment, process walnuts, oil, lemon juice, honey and mustard until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. To serve, divide spring mix between 4 plates. Divide quinoa, roasted vegetables and Cranberry Medley over greens. Serve with Creamy Walnut Dressing.

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